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Starbucks Backs Bakkt. But, Will the IRS Permit Bitcoin Payments for Coffee

Details have been reported this week, that Starbucks has a much larger stake in Bakkt, the Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform, then previously thought. Clearly with Starbucks having such a large equity share, it is reasonable to assume that payments in Bitcoin (BTC) for coffee, will be via the Bakkt platform. Therefore, Starbucks will not directly […]

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Benefits Blockchain can Provide in the Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis seems to know no end. Predominantly stretching from the Middle East, South America (Venezuelan crisis) and right though to the boarders of Mexico and USA, the numbers of displaced families are continuously increasing. An interesting article by Forbes has detailed five benefits that blockchain can provide in the refugee crisis: Digitalise identity […]

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KodakOne to Manage Image Copyright on Blockchain

Last year Kodak launched a blockchain project called KodakOne. KodakOne has plans to manage image copyrights on a platform, and, is linked to their own cryptocurrency, named KodakCoin. In an interview with Breakermag, co-founder Cam Chell, stated that they intend to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI), cryptocurrency payments, and metadata to potentially open a major new […]

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President Maduro: all Venezuelan oil to be sold in Petro

In a statement made on national television yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that all oil from the region would be sold in Petro. Petro is the ailing Venezuelan state’s national cryptocurrency. Recently launched, it is hoped that the cryptocurrency will improve the dire financial situation occurring in Venezuela. The President has supported the idea of […]

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World Economic Forum Identifies Blockchain for Environmental Solutions

The World Economic Forum (WEF) have published a research paper that has identified over 65 use cases for blockchain technology with regard to tackling environmental issues. The benefits, outlined in invest in blockchain, to the six primary environmental threats are as follows: Climate Change – Crowd sale energy investment, distributed energy management, secure paperless transactions […]

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Music World Cup Opens Up in Switzerland’s Blockchain Hub Zug

The Music World Cup is an online social platform, where artists and musicians upload a performance, so that fans can listen and vote for their favourite globally. They had decided to setup operations in Zug, Switzerland, so they could have access to blockchain based technologies, allowing artists to be paid in a transparent and fair environment. […]

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South Korean Lawyers Campaign for Cryptocurrency Laws

The Korean Bar Association has campaigned publicly to establish a legal framework for blockchain based virtual currencies. Reported by Reuters, the move is to help advance the the blockchain technology within the country and protect investors. The South Korean government has said it would decide its position on cryptocurrency regulation only after further examination. This is […]

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Binance’s Blockchain Charity Foundation Announces Donation Portal

On 24th October, Binance’s Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF) announced their new blockchain donation portal. The announcement came at the World Investment Forum (WIF) held in the Geneva offices of the UN. Operating costs would be covered by Binance, allowing for 100% of donations to go towards the beneficiaries. In the announcement, Binance committed itself towards […]

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Half of Crypto News Outlets Willing To Accept Bribes to Promote ICOs

A revealing investigation by Breaker has uncovered that half of the media outlets approached would take money to promote something, without clearly labelling it as sponsored content. Some would even accept directed content from the sponsors. In an exercise designed to test their journalistic integrity, they contacted 24 cryptocurrency media outlets asking if they would […]

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Binance to Donate 100% of Listing Fees to Charity

Binance has announced yesterday that it would be updating its listing fees for crypto-assets. Furthermore, 100% of all fees would be donated to charity. Starting immediately, and going forward, we will make all listing fees transparent and donate 100% of them to charity. Project teams will still propose the number they would like to provide […]

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Ripple for Good Commits $100m Towards Educational and Financial Inclusion

In a blog post from 27th September Ripple announced that it formed Ripple for Good, whose aim is to drive social impact programmes: Today, we’re thrilled to announce Ripple for Good, a corporate social impact program that will support mission-driven organizations and initiatives with the potential to expand financial inclusion worldwide. The program will also focus […]

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